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Vandalism Spree Causes $10K in Car Damages, Cops Say

Califon teens accused of damaging six vehicles in Washington Township.

Two Califon teens allegedly went on a car-damaging spree resulting in their arrest and criminal charges, Washington Township Police Lt. Art Adams said.

The male teens, 13 and 15 years old, whose names will not be released due to their ages, were arrested Dec. 22 by Det. Thomas Falleni for criminal mischief, Adams said.

Between the hours of 10 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2012, and 8 a.m. Oct. 31, 2012, the teens allegedly damaged six vehicles parked on Pershing Avenue, Second Street and School Street in Califon, Adams said.

One of the vehicles had racial slurs scratched into its hood, Adams said. The total damage to the six vehicles is estimated at $10,000, Adams said.

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rusty corvair January 23, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Boys will be boys....I hope the boys (not mommy and daddy) have to pay restitution by performing community service at $5/hr.
Not Again! January 23, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Boys will be boys? Two kids smash up some cars totalling $10k in damage at its just that, but God forbid they were smoking a joint, peacefully listening to music together. Then they would be vilified beyond measure.
I have nothing to report January 23, 2013 at 11:59 PM
October 31st-this was barely news 4 months ago- printing it now is just sad.
Jason Koestenblatt (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM
@I have nothing to report: Thanks for the comment. The arrest occurred in late December 2012, as the report states, and the information was released this week - that's why it was posted now, as it only recently became public information.
Dan-O January 24, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Make sure they cant get their licenses until they are 21, then maybe they will learn to respect other peoples cars and property,,,,,but then again,,,,boys will be boys,,,,so they will get no punishment I'm sure. Tra la la
Dan-O January 24, 2013 at 02:40 PM
We wouldnt want to hold them accountable for their actions or anything silly like that. Adults don't seem to have to anymore so just let everyone get away with whatever they want.
LLT January 24, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Boys will be boys ...... Are you kidding me??? Maybe you would think differently if it was your car. For such an ignorant comment, I kinda wish it was yours
BillH January 24, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Well, that "boys will be boys" attitude is shown in the majority of the knucklehead parents here in LV, which is why we have such a bullying problem in the schools. Stupid parents create stupid kids. We've got the cream of the crop of them in this town. Stop by any of the elementary schools or sporting events and you will see them all huddled together, gossiping about someone, insulting people's kids, acting like loud-mouthed fools.
Abraham Clark January 24, 2013 at 07:16 PM
Spoiled adults have spoiled kids, nothing new
MTSO January 25, 2013 at 10:50 AM
To quote Hillary Clinton “What difference at this point does it make?

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